In our last blog post, we discussed general tips for paint colors and highlighted our favorite white colors. Another neutral color that’s still very popular in the Midwest is gray. There are many gray colors we love!
Tips for Choosing the Best Gray
One very important thing to understand is that grays can skew either warm or cool. When considering what gray would look best in your space, determine if the fixed elements – countertops, backsplash, flooring, tile, etc. – are warm or cool. From there, you can determine what direction to go in in terms of warm or cool color selections.
Warm grays – also known as “greiges” – have yellow and brown undertones while cooler grays have blue undertones. Cooler grays also have a tendency to skew purple, so that’s something to be mindful of.
No-Fail Warm Gray Colors
Here are some no-fail warm grays that we love by Sherwin Williams (pictured below from left to right):
- Agreeable Gray
- Anew Gray
- Worldly Gray
- Amazing Gray
- Accessible Beige
- Modern Gray
- Colonnade Gray
The above bedroom we staged at Abney Point Drive in West Carmel features Colonnade Gray.
No-Fail Cool Gray Colors
And, here are our favorite cool grays, again, by Sherwin Williams (pictured below from left to right):
- Gossamer Veil
- Drift of Mist
- Silver Point
- Repose Gray
- Mindful Gray
The above entry way photo features Mindful Gray and is a wonderful accent to the beautiful wainscoting.
What cool gray and warm gray colors are your favorite? And, if you need help picking a color, contact us today, and we can provide a custom paint color consult to determine the best colors for your space.